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PostSubject: A Look At Wood Wharfs Tallest   Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:35 am

A Look At Wood Wharfs Tallest

Published on 23-08-2010 by Skyscrapernews.com
Leading architecture firm Pelli Clarke Pelli has penned a new skyscraper and low-rise podium to stand on plots W02 and W03 of Wood Wharf in east London by combining them into one monster development.

It's been designed as one of the two projects that will start the sprawling Wood Wharf masterplan. The scheme is a joint venture between British Waterways and the Canary Wharf Group who have seen it as an ideal way to further extend the Canary Wharf estate past its existing boundaries in a contiguous manner and as a result will stand on the western edge of the 20 acre development area.

With 37 storeys, the project has been masterplanned to have an approximate height of 181.5 metres making it the tallest building in Wood Wharf with the tower element orientated to the western side of the site and the podium, which will contain four trading floors, stepping down towards the planned urban park that the area will have. It will also be the largest building in Wood Wharf with 158,000 square metres of office space on offer - almost as much as the largest towers in Canary Wharf.

Bearing in mind the architectural conservativism of the existing Canary Wharf estate Pelli Clarke Pelli has designed the project to have a flat roof whilst the bulk of the building is reduced from indented corners, a trick they also used on other towers they have designed for the area such as One Canada Square and Cititgroup's European headquarters.

This time however, some depth is added through a perforated glass screen that clads the towers walls, projects past the indented corners and overruns the top of the building concealing its crown in the process. To help with solar shading the glazing will be frittered whilst adjustable louvres will be placed around the building depending on the necessary shading required for each area.

This will also be the first building in Canary Wharf to incorporate solar panels into its facades with the south and eastern faces of the building set to have them fitted much in the same way as KPF designed Heron Tower in the City of London. Whereas other Canary Wharf office blocks have had utilitarian roof areas with plant machine and so-on on them, here 65% of the roofs will be green with the plan being to open them up to the buildings occupiers when possible.

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PostSubject: Re: A Look At Wood Wharfs Tallest   Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:17 pm

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